Director, Platform Engineering Director, Platform Engineering …

Fitch Ratings
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Fitch Ratings
in Chicago, IL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Director, Platform Engineering
Dual-headquartered in New York and London, Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

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The Fitch Group Platform Engineering team is responsible for standardizing tools, optimizing cost and creating synergies across engineering teams by leveraging a common set of tools and services. The Platform engineering team develops and maintains DevOps pipelines, workflows and AI/ML based products.

We are seeking a Director who can lead the Platform engineering team and provide hands-on technical and thought leadership in the development and adoption of tools and solutions to support the DevOps pipeline, custom product development/configuration of workflow tools and AI/ML based Ratings product development.

As a Director of Platform Engineering, the ideal candidate will be at the forefront of the engineering team, driving innovation and creating cutting edge software products utilizing bleeding edge technology. From setting strategy to building new pipelines and creating efficiencies through automation, the ideal candidate will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact to the organization on a daily basis.

Key responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership to the platform engineering team enabling cost-effective and rapid delivery of software development across Fitch.
  • Spearhead the continuous improvement and adoption of Platform Engineering tools, DevSecOps pipeline, containerization and orchestration across the organization.
  • Provide architectural guidance and best practices to improve the predictive power of our existing financial models as well as develop innovative solutions using cloud based AI and ML technologies.
  • Conduct AI/ML Technology roadshows for business stakeholders showcasing the technical capabilities and drive adoption of the new AI and ML platform.
  • Lead application development and custom development/configuration of workflow tools.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to promote metrics-based software development.
  • Work independently to figure out technical challenges, and identify options and come up with solutions.
  • Manage a team of Associate Directors, Lead Engineers, and responsible for setting up goals, conducting performance appraisals and providing mentorship.

Required Skills:
  • Experience in driving operational excellence across the organization to deliver technology prototypes in support of business and technology teams.
  • Experience in taking ideas and concepts, visualize them and devise clear roadmaps.
  • Ability to seed and extend innovation across the engineering teams.
  • Adept in embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products.
  • Provide technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the Software development life cycle.
  • Ability to work in independently in a fast-paced, dynamic, rapid delivery environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.

  • Bachelors degree with 13+ years of experience designing, developing and leading large-scale software development and digital transformation projects.
  • 7+ years of experience in application development using Java and related open source technologies including microservices, RESTful APIs development.
  • 5+ years of experience with DevOps toolchains for infrastructure deployment, software build/test/deploy, and systems/application monitoring/logging tools.
  • 3+ years of experience with DevSecOps toolset such as JFrog Xray, Contrast, Chef Automate.
  • 5+ years of experience leading high-performance development teams using Agile methodologies.
  • 3+ years of experience with Cloud native technologies, containerization and orchestration.
  • 3+ years of experience with developing applications using AI and ML implementations leveraging cloud based approach. AWS experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of multiple analytics platforms, measurement solutions, data visualization tools, and experience using these tools to provide meaningful insight.

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Familiarity with AI, ML models such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Apache MXNet.
  • Experience working with JIRA and Confluence workflow development
  • Experience working with Artifactory, Docker, AWS SageMaker and Amazon Lex.


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